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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles, 2017 Edition

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If the prospect of endless grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning doesn't sound all that appealing, there's no better way to celebrate one of the tastiest holidays of the year than by taking off those oven mitts and letting someone else do the work.

Thankfully, Los Angeles has myriad options when it comes to Turkey Day dining, with everything from casual takes on the classics to elevated prix fixe experiences at some of the city's fanciest restaurants to non-conformist steak dinners that come with a stunning ocean view.

So go ahead, put those stretchy pants on, kick the feet up, and eat that extra slice of pie— everyone knows the calories don't count. Here now, 14 excellent options for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles.

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Bourbon Steak

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Michael Mina’s steakhouse at the Americana is offering a $75 three-course prix fixe with optional $35 wine pairing. Menu highlights include pan-roasted scallops with tamarind brown butter, Michael Mina’s signature lobster pot pie with brandied lobster cream, or the classic roasted Heritage turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry compote. Finish on a sweet note with options like s’mores with graham cracker ice cream and marshmallow fluff.

The Pikey

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West Hollywood’s favorite English pub is serving a Thanksgiving feast until the wee hours of the morning. From 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., select between roasted turkey breast with rolled leg and scalloped potatoes, succotash, and cheddar biscuits; or deep fried turkey leg with sausage gravy, mac and cheese, and pickled cabbage; both with pumpkin pie, for $45.

The Pikey

Barton G.

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Far from traditional, Barton G’s signature whimsical presentation is added to Thansgiving fare in its three-course, $65 menu. The pièce de résistance is the herb-roasted turkey breast and confit leg served with apricot and sage stuffing, parsnip potato mash, roasted brussel sprouts with a pistachio crumble and candied yams. Top it off with pumpkin doughnuts with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate, and cinnamon anglaise to delight the kids (and those at heart).

Barton G. Los Angeles.

With the level of cookery coming out of Kevin Meehan’s kitchen, it’s a wonder the restaurant’s three-course, family-style dinner is only $60. Menu highlights include the pumpkin risotto followed by a traditional roasted turkey turkey and Maryland-style ham with mashed potatoes, braised greens, market vegetables, and cornbread.

Kali Restaurant Wonho Frank Lee

Saddle Peak Lodge

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Tucked into the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Saddle Peak Lodge is quite the idyllic place to enjoy a four-course feast with everything from wild mushroom agnolotti, grilled quail, elk tenderloin, roasted turkey, and plenty of desserts.

Saddle Peak Lodge

The Palm Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills classic The Palm’s three-course dinner starts with a choice of lobster bisque or baby kale and apple salad before herb-roasted turkey with classic accompaniments. Top it all off with New York cheesecake and pumpkin pie for $59 per adult and $24 for children under 12.

Georgie

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The Montage is putting on a lavish Thanksgiving spread rife with a raw bar; massive selection of appetizers and salads; carving station with turkey, prime rib, and roasted salmon; all the classic sides; and a decadent dessert spread. The buffet is $128 per adult and $48 for children.

Georgie BH 5 Wonho Frank Lee

CRAFT LA

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Blending traditional holiday dishes with Craft flair, chef de cuisine Denis Crutchfield is offering a family-style meal that includes highlights like pork belly with butternut squash and sage, free range turkey, braised lamb, sausage and raisin stuffing, and pastry chef Shannon Swindle’s pumpkin and cranberry “bombe” and quince brown betty. Dinner is $140 per person.

Craft restaurant with hanging lights and dim interior in Century City.

Tavern Restaurant

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Perennial Brentwood favorite Tavern is bringing back its California-inspired Thanksgiving menu that begins with persimmon and pomegranate salad, moves to turkey breast with a smattering of sides, and a selection of desserts. Vegans will be grateful for a special menu of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, and Suzanne Goin’s stuffing. Dinner is $95 per adult and $45 for children.

Tavern

Thanksgiving dinner is filtered through a French lens at chef Tony Esnault’s Spring. Enjoy entrée selections such as free-range turkey, prime rib, or branzino with capers and meunièr alongside haricot vert, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, all within the gorgeous confines of the Douglas Building. Three-course dinner is $65 per person, including one beverage.

Spring Uses Glass, Gold, and Marble to Lighten the Mood Downtown

Mastro's Ocean Club

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For those wanting to skip convention, Mastro’s Malibu will be open on Turkey Day with its impressive seafood towers and steaks. Because, what’s a better way to celebrate loved ones than with butter cake and that incredible view?

Mastro's Ocean Club Elizabeth Daniels

Does anything sound more glorious than a pie buffet? On Thanksgiving, the answer is probably no, and luckily Culver City’s Akasha is offering the gluttonous ending to a meal that includes a starter, entrée, and family-style sides for $80 per adult and $35 per child.

Akasha

Cast Restaurant & Lounge

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Those looking to stay by the beach for the holiday will do well at CAST in the Viceroy Santa Monica. A $55 pre-fixe three-course dinner is available for lunch and dinner with holiday favorites. Watch out for a $75 Thanksgiving brunch the following Sunday with a roast turkey carving station and pumpkin cheesecake.

Terranea Resort

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With stunning cliffside views, a trip to Terranea feels like a weekend getaway while remaining within the confines of LA County. The resort’s outlandish Grand Ballroom Buffet certainly sounds worth the drive, what with its multiple stations of Thanksgiving classics that are offered alongside live entertainment and champagne toasts. Dinner is $130 for adults and $58 for children 10 and under.

Terranea Resort Terranea

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Bourbon Steak

Michael Mina’s steakhouse at the Americana is offering a $75 three-course prix fixe with optional $35 wine pairing. Menu highlights include pan-roasted scallops with tamarind brown butter, Michael Mina’s signature lobster pot pie with brandied lobster cream, or the classic roasted Heritage turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry compote. Finish on a sweet note with options like s’mores with graham cracker ice cream and marshmallow fluff.

The Pikey

The Pikey

West Hollywood’s favorite English pub is serving a Thanksgiving feast until the wee hours of the morning. From 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., select between roasted turkey breast with rolled leg and scalloped potatoes, succotash, and cheddar biscuits; or deep fried turkey leg with sausage gravy, mac and cheese, and pickled cabbage; both with pumpkin pie, for $45.

The Pikey

Barton G.

Barton G. Los Angeles.

Far from traditional, Barton G’s signature whimsical presentation is added to Thansgiving fare in its three-course, $65 menu. The pièce de résistance is the herb-roasted turkey breast and confit leg served with apricot and sage stuffing, parsnip potato mash, roasted brussel sprouts with a pistachio crumble and candied yams. Top it off with pumpkin doughnuts with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate, and cinnamon anglaise to delight the kids (and those at heart).

Barton G. Los Angeles.

Kali

Kali Restaurant Wonho Frank Lee

With the level of cookery coming out of Kevin Meehan’s kitchen, it’s a wonder the restaurant’s three-course, family-style dinner is only $60. Menu highlights include the pumpkin risotto followed by a traditional roasted turkey turkey and Maryland-style ham with mashed potatoes, braised greens, market vegetables, and cornbread.

Kali Restaurant Wonho Frank Lee

Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge

Tucked into the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Saddle Peak Lodge is quite the idyllic place to enjoy a four-course feast with everything from wild mushroom agnolotti, grilled quail, elk tenderloin, roasted turkey, and plenty of desserts.

Saddle Peak Lodge

The Palm Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills classic The Palm’s three-course dinner starts with a choice of lobster bisque or baby kale and apple salad before herb-roasted turkey with classic accompaniments. Top it all off with New York cheesecake and pumpkin pie for $59 per adult and $24 for children under 12.

Georgie

Georgie BH 5 Wonho Frank Lee

The Montage is putting on a lavish Thanksgiving spread rife with a raw bar; massive selection of appetizers and salads; carving station with turkey, prime rib, and roasted salmon; all the classic sides; and a decadent dessert spread. The buffet is $128 per adult and $48 for children.

Georgie BH 5 Wonho Frank Lee

CRAFT LA

Craft restaurant with hanging lights and dim interior in Century City.

Blending traditional holiday dishes with Craft flair, chef de cuisine Denis Crutchfield is offering a family-style meal that includes highlights like pork belly with butternut squash and sage, free range turkey, braised lamb, sausage and raisin stuffing, and pastry chef Shannon Swindle’s pumpkin and cranberry “bombe” and quince brown betty. Dinner is $140 per person.

Craft restaurant with hanging lights and dim interior in Century City.

Tavern Restaurant

Tavern

Perennial Brentwood favorite Tavern is bringing back its California-inspired Thanksgiving menu that begins with persimmon and pomegranate salad, moves to turkey breast with a smattering of sides, and a selection of desserts. Vegans will be grateful for a special menu of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, and Suzanne Goin’s stuffing. Dinner is $95 per adult and $45 for children.

Tavern

Spring

Spring Uses Glass, Gold, and Marble to Lighten the Mood Downtown

Thanksgiving dinner is filtered through a French lens at chef Tony Esnault’s Spring. Enjoy entrée selections such as free-range turkey, prime rib, or branzino with capers and meunièr alongside haricot vert, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, all within the gorgeous confines of the Douglas Building. Three-course dinner is $65 per person, including one beverage.

Spring Uses Glass, Gold, and Marble to Lighten the Mood Downtown

Mastro's Ocean Club

Mastro's Ocean Club Elizabeth Daniels

For those wanting to skip convention, Mastro’s Malibu will be open on Turkey Day with its impressive seafood towers and steaks. Because, what’s a better way to celebrate loved ones than with butter cake and that incredible view?

Mastro's Ocean Club Elizabeth Daniels

Akasha

Akasha

Does anything sound more glorious than a pie buffet? On Thanksgiving, the answer is probably no, and luckily Culver City’s Akasha is offering the gluttonous ending to a meal that includes a starter, entrée, and family-style sides for $80 per adult and $35 per child.

Akasha

Cast Restaurant & Lounge

Those looking to stay by the beach for the holiday will do well at CAST in the Viceroy Santa Monica. A $55 pre-fixe three-course dinner is available for lunch and dinner with holiday favorites. Watch out for a $75 Thanksgiving brunch the following Sunday with a roast turkey carving station and pumpkin cheesecake.

Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort Terranea

With stunning cliffside views, a trip to Terranea feels like a weekend getaway while remaining within the confines of LA County. The resort’s outlandish Grand Ballroom Buffet certainly sounds worth the drive, what with its multiple stations of Thanksgiving classics that are offered alongside live entertainment and champagne toasts. Dinner is $130 for adults and $58 for children 10 and under.

Terranea Resort Terranea

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